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PM Narendra Modi to dedicate two Ayurveda institutes to nation on fifth Ayurveda Day on Friday, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate two future-ready Ayurveda establishments — the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur — to the nation on the event of the fifth Ayurveda Day on Friday, the AYUSH ministry mentioned.

Both the institutes are premier establishments of Ayurveda within the nation. The former has been conferred the standing of an Institution of National Importance (INI) by an Act of Parliament and the latter that of an Institution Deemed to be University (De novo Category) by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the ministry mentioned.

The Ministry of AYUSH, since 2016, has been observing the “Ayurveda Day” yearly on the event of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). This yr, it falls on Friday.

Considering the prevailing state of affairs of Covid-19, the fifth Ayurveda Day, 2020 is being noticed largely on digital platforms at nationwide and worldwide ranges.

The ITRA, Jamnagar, lately created by way of an Act of Parliament, is poised to emerge as a world-class healthcare establishment. It has 12 departments, three medical laboratories and three analysis laboratories, the ministry mentioned.

It can be a pacesetter in analysis work in conventional drugs, conducting 33 analysis initiatives at the moment. The ITRA has been fashioned by conglomerating the cluster of 4 Ayurveda institutes on the Gujarat Ayurveda University campus, Jamnagar. It is the primary institute within the Ayush sector to be accorded the INI standing.

With the upgraded standing, the ITRA can have the autonomy to improve the usual of Ayurveda training as it will supply programs in accordance with trendy, worldwide requirements. Further, it can forge inter-disciplinary collaborations to offer a up to date thrust to Ayurveda.

The NIA, Jaipur, an Ayurveda establishment with a national reputation, received a shot within the arm with the Deemed to be University standing. Inheritor of a 175-year legacy, the NIA’s contribution to preserving, selling and advancing genuine Ayurveda in the previous few many years has been important, the assertion mentioned.

Presently, it has 14 completely different departments. The institute has an excellent student-teacher ratio with a complete consumption of 955 college students and 75 colleges in 2019-20. It runs quite a few programs in Ayurveda, starting from certificates to doctoral degree. With state-of-the-art laboratory amenities, the NIA has additionally been a pioneer in analysis actions.

At current, it conducts 54 completely different analysis initiatives. With the conferring of the Deemed to be University standing, the NIA is about to achieve new heights by reaching the best requirements in tertiary healthcare, training and analysis, the assertion added.

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